Monday, April 06, 2009

Must Watch: The Full Oorah Birkas Hachamah Video

For the first time in the world's history there is an animated video describing the reason behind the once in 28 years phenomenon of Birkas Hachamah

In this 45 minute presentation on Birkas Hachama, exclusively from Oorah you will finally get to understand the intricacies of this rare event as never before! Incredible visuals and narratives clarify exactly what makes Birchas Hachama a once in 28 year event.

This is a must watch, and you must do it before this Wednesday morning!

The Rambam writes clearly that the sun goes around the earth and not the opposite. In this video it is presented the other way around with an explanation that "Dibrah Torah Keloshon Bnei Adam". That explonation i believe, is based on some earlier Achronim. The Lubavitcher Rebbe vehemently disagreed and insisted that it is in fact the way the Rambam and all the earlier Torah giants put it.

Check out VosIzNeias where there is a back and forth discussion on this topic as well as other Birkas Hachama issues. Please note some comments there may be written by some of the not so smartest people.


Chris L. said...

If you take a minute to learn R" Tzvi Cohen's Birchas Hachamah Sefer, you'll see that this is a matter of great dispute among the Rishonim as well as Achromin.

Its well worth a read.

Daas Torah said...

If you watch the video @ 11:52 he says that the sun is 109 times larger than the earth.
According to the Rambam in Hilchos Yesodei Hatorah 3.8, he states that sun is approx. 170 times larger than the earth. And the Alter Rebbe writes in Tanya (Sha'ar Hyichud Vhaemunah Perk 7 pg. 167) that the sun is about 167 times larger than the earth.

Anonymous said...

This entire video is not in position with most rishonim and acharonim!!

According to them the sun revolves around the earth!

Joseph said...

And Albert Einstein doesn't disagree! Einstein says it is relative, and either description is correct.